Hey, Juno what might be worth learning about? The new value mattress from GoodMorning.com! The Juno is a Canadian-made, all-foam, bed-in-a-box mattress that’s made with budget-friendliness in mind. Do all those hyphenated words have you curious? Let’s explore this mattress from our friends up north!
I’m always interested to see whether value mattresses can deliver on both price and quality, so I was excited to give the Juno a try. I put it through all of my usual tests so I could share the results with you here!
Does the Juno mattress offer plenty of bang for its buck? Read on to find out in my comprehensive review! Or jump down to my review summary if you just want the nuts and bolts.
The Juno is made by GoodMorning.com, a Canadian mattress retailer that sells several bed-in-a-box mattresses as well as sleep accessories such as an adjustable base and memory foam pillows. GoodMorning.com has been around since 2009.The company donates and fully refunds returned mattresses, and its focus is on delivering great value at a bargain price.
In addition to the Juno, GoodMorning.com sells several mattresses including the Brunswick, Douglas, Logan & Cove, Novosbed, and Recore. But in this review, I’ll be focused exclusively on the Juno. Let’s get to it!
What is the Juno Made Of?
The Juno is an all-foam mattress that layers soft, contouring memory foam over more supportive poly foam layers. Together, these layers are meant to create a bed that’s a touch softer than medium-firm. It’s not the most luxurious mattress around (I’d say it’s ideal for a college dorm or first apartment), but it offers a few perks without breaking the bank.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside the Juno!
Cover – First up is the cover, which is made from a polyester and viscose blend. It has a stretchy knit feel that lends a touch of coziness to the mattress.
Comfort Layer – Beneath the cover, you’ll find a comfort layer of gel memory foam. True to memory foam form, this layer has a slow response to pressure and lets you sink into the mattress a bit for some body-contouring and pressure relief. This could appeal to back and side sleepers. Side sleepers especially might appreciate the soft feeling around their shoulders and hips.
Support Layer – Everything below the memory foam is made of high-density poly foam. It’s firmer than the memory foam above it, so when you sink through the memory foam you’re met by the support of the poly foam. Again, the balance of comfort and support might work well for side sleepers, who need softness around their shoulders and hips but enough support to keep their spine aligned. It could also work for lighter-weight back sleepers (though heavier folks may find that they sink too far into the mattress).
How Firm is the Juno?
Now that you know what’s inside the Juno, we can start to make sense of what it feels like to cozy up on this mattress! Let’s kick things off by taking a look at its firmness.
It’s important to note that firmness is somewhat subjective. Everybody has their own preferences that can vary when it comes to weight, size, shape, and so on. So keep this in mind when reading my assessment!
Speaking of which: I found this mattress to be around a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5, so I’d say this mattress is on the softer side of medium firm.
Because we know what’s inside the Juno, we can figure out why this mattress lands around a 6 out of 10. The memory foam comfort layer is on the softer side, while the poly foam support layer is firmer. These layers average each other out to create a “soft-ish” medium firm feel. Because the mattress is on the softer side of medium firm, it might appeal to side sleepers who don’t want to feel jammed up around the shoulders or hips.
Testing the Juno Mattress
Firmness tells you a lot about a mattress, but it’s not the full picture! Before investing your hard-earned dough in the Juno (or any mattress), you’ll first want to get clear about two other important factors: Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.
You know how a shoulder rub can help relieve tension after a stressful day? Pressure Relief is kind of like that. It assesses a bed’s ability to relieve physical tension at sensitive areas (e.g. the hips, lower back, and shoulders) and tells you whether you can enjoy pressure-free sleep. To test out the pressure relief on the Juno Mattress, I turned to my handy pressure map.
Here’s how it works: I roll the pressure map on top of the mattress and hop aboard. The map tracks my body’s force as I move around and try out different positions on the bed. Low-pressure areas are highlighted in blue, while the highest pressure areas show up in red.
Back – When I’m lying on my back, I feel like my weight is evenly supported. I sink into the soft memory foam just a little bit, but I still feel like my spine is pretty well aligned. The pressure map is blue across the board. This could be a decent option for lighter-weight back sleepers who don’t need a ton of support.
Side – While the mattress doesn’t have much bounce, I still find it easy to move from my back to my side. I don’t feel stuck in the Juno, which isn’t always the case with memory foam. Once I land on my side, I’m happy with how I feel, because my shoulders and hips are cushioned by the soft memory foam top layer. I sink in a bit for some pressure relief, and the pressure map shows acceptable ranges at my shoulder and hip.
Stomach – Finally, I roll onto my stomach. I’m definitely feeling like I want more support here. It’s not firm enough to elevate my hips in line with my spine, and I think it could lead to back pain. If you’re a strict stomach sleeper, I’d consider a firmer model such as GoodMorning.com’s Logan & Cove mattress.
It might not be the most titillating subject, but Motion Transfer is another important aspect to consider when evaluating a mattress. This term refers to the amount of movement that’s detectable from one side of the bed to the other. In plainer English? It lets you know whether you’ll feel your sleeping partner’s movements if they’re prone to shifting around during the night.
To mimic motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball from three heights: 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches. Each height represents different movements, from tossing and turning to getting out of bed or full-on jumping. I measured the disturbance caused by each of these drops: The bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance!
During these tests, the Juno performed about average. There are some high spikes right after the drops, but the memory foam does a nice job of tamping down that movement pretty quickly. This tells me the mattress could be a decent option for couples.
Alright, we’re nearly at the end of our Juno review! But there’s still one thing to address: Is the Juno mattress right for you? I can’t answer that, but I can help you out by summarizing my pros and cons of this mattress!
- This is a great value mattress. It has a no-frills design that offers an all-foam feel for a bargain price.
- If you like the feel of memory foam, the Juno might appeal to you. The comfort layer lets you sink into the mattress a bit to enjoy some body contouring.
- As a general rule, I think side sleepers should appreciate this mattress. It performed well during the pressure map test when I was in this position, no doubt thanks to the memory foam. I felt pretty comfortable on my side and didn’t get that “jammed up” feeling at my shoulder.
- The mattress lacks support. It’s probably not a good fit for strict stomach sleepers, who need a firm feel to keep their hips and spine in alignment. It also might not suit heavier folks, who could drop through the memory foam layer and find that they don’t feel supported enough by the polyfoam.
- If you like your mattress to have bounce, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere. While I didn’t feel stuck on the Juno, it’s definitely not a bouncy mattress.
- Trial: 120 Nights
- Shipping: Free and Compressed
- Warranty: 15 Years
- Only available in Canada
How Much Does the Juno Cost?
|Twin||38" x 75" x 8"||C$249|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 8"||C$299|
|Double||53" x 75" x 8"||C$349|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 8"||C$399|
|King||76" x 80" x 8"||C$499|
|Cali King||72" x 84" x 8"||C$524|